Rihanna let rip earlier this week
What’s it like when you go back to visit Barbados these days? Do you still have a lot of friends there? Are people mostly happy for you or do you get hated on a lot? A lot of them hate me, but a lot of them love me. I don’t really let the ones that hate me stop me from doing what I wanna do. They always have something to say about what I’m wearing, what I’m not wearing, like in the ”Umbrella” video. If I wear a swimsuit to the beach, it’s a problem, they put it on the front of the newspaper and call into programs. It really annoys me when people that I try to represent and I try to put them on the map as much as I can — you know, I didn’t have to put Tridents in my videos.
Put what in your videos? Trident, which is the symbol of the flag. I didn’t have to talk about them. I didn’t have to even mention that I’m from Barbados. But I do and people kind of take it for granted. They hate me. They talk s— about me all the time. But I’m like, ”Whatever. I’m still doing this cause I love to do it and you’re not going to stop me.”
You know, most Bajans are really proud of Rihanna, unfortunately it’s the ones who will always find something to gripe about who make the most noise. Bad news makes good press, and makes the call in programmes. I think she’s stretching the point when she says “A lot of them hate me..” I don’t think it goes for the majority of Bajans but then I’m not at the receiveing end of those comments.
It’s unfortunate that Rihanna now feels that she should only come home to visit friends and family and it would be a shame if she continued to feel this way . The fact of the matter is she is the most successful entertainer to come out of Barbados, and she didn’t have to push Barbados as much as she did.
We can only hope that she continues to promote us in the future.